Barred Rock- Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by klevesque, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little one was 7 weeks on Wednesday. Any guesses? All the pics are of the same bird.

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  2. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    definetly a hen.
     
  3. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I question it because of all 5 BR that I have this is the only one with a larger comb. The other 4 have very tiny combs.
     
  4. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    do they all have black running down the front of their feet? cockerels feet are all yellow, pullets have black on the front of their feet
     
  5. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll have to go look and see.
     
  6. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. Her color is too dark to be a male. You can't always go by the dark wash on the legs. I have a BR pullet I named Hidden Roo. When she was younger she had no dark wash on her legs and had green tail feathers, but a very pullet looking face and a little light on the color for BR pullet. I just couldn't tell so hence the name. She now lays an egg a day, but might miss one day a week. Sometimes they can take you by surprise, but I'm pretty sure you have a girl there.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Pullet.
     
  8. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is why I question if it's a roo. I have that one with a bigger comb then I have 4 others that look exactly like the one next to the one in question. The first 2 pics are for comparison to the one I question.

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  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    She looks just like my BR pullets did at 7 weeks - their combs were bigger than your other 4 BRs also.


    These pictures should ease your mind - these are 2 of my BR pullets at 7 weeks old - they are now 1 year old and lay lots of huge brown eggs.

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  10. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    I now only have 1 roo!!!! I can definately live with that!!

    I want chickens for their eggs not for their chicks.

    I will be keeping my Austalorp roo because I know he is gonna be a beauty! I'll just be extra vigilant at collecting eggs several times a day.

    The thought of having 2 roos was overwhelming to me.
     

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